Meet The FMJ Partners

Adam Jones 2011

Adam Jones, CPA

Adam has 13 years of accounting experience working as an auditor, information return preparer, in-house Finance Officer and business management specialist. The majority of his industry experience has been exclusively dedicated to nonprofits.

Born in San Mateo, Adam graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of San Francisco. Adam began his career at BPM, a CPA firm in San Francisco with a nonprofit audit and tax specialty, and then worked at RBZ, LLP upon his relocation to Los Angeles. Adam is a California licensed Certified Public Accountant.

In 2004, Adam founded AFJ Consulting Group, working first as the Chief Operating Officer at HMI. AFJ became FMJ when Adam, Anne and Kevin joined forces in 2013.

Something you don’t know about Adam: Adam and his husband Timothy live with their adorable dog Cookie and love going to car shows.

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Anne Freiermuth, CPA

Anne has 11 years of experience as an in-house finance and human resources department staff and Controller at three Los Angeles nonprofit organizations, including KCRW Foundation.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Vassar College in New York, Anne worked for JP Morgan Chase as a credit analyst in Connecticut. Looking for a milder climate and a more meaningful career, Anne returned to Los Angeles, where she grew up. She soon began bookkeeping for a tiny nonprofit with a staff office located in the room behind the garage of the board chairman’s home. It was love.

Anne pursued her interest in accounting by taking coursework at UCLA Extension and received her Certificate in Accounting in 2009. She then became a California-licensed Certified Public Accountant in 2011. Anne joined the team at FMJ in August, 2008 first as manager, then becoming partner in 2011.

Something you don’t know about Anne: When not at work, Anne enjoys performing improv comedy at small theaters around Los Angeles.

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Kevin Matthews, FCCA, CFE

Kevin has over 18 years of experience as an auditor, cost accountant, Controller, Vice President of Finance & Administration, and Chief Financial Officer. In England Kevin worked for 6 years in the accounting department of a $120m regional hospital. After moving to the US and a brief time in the transportation and high-tech industries, he returned to the nonprofit world and most recently served as CFO of the world-renowned John Tracy Clinic.

Kevin graduated from the University of Westminster in London, England and qualified as a Certified Accounting Technician, before going on to become a Fellow of the Chartered Certified Accountants, a worldwide accounting qualification that is the equivalent of the US CPA. He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). Kevin joined the team at FMJ in January, 2011 first as principal, then becoming partner in 2012.

Something you don’t know about Kevin: Kevin is a dual citizen of the US and UK who loves everything tech and the movie Top Gun.

 

Firm History

Founder Adam Jones began his career at BPM, a CPA firm in San Francisco with a nonprofit audit and tax specialty, and then worked at RBZ, LLP upon his relocation to Los Angeles. After several years of auditing he noticed a disheartening trend. Many of the nonprofits that he audited had weaknesses in their systems and other accounting issues that had been discussed during prior year audits but not corrected by the time the next audit began. In many cases he was writing the same management point year after year. There was a clear need for a CPA to create an accounting management resource tailored for the nonprofit industry. He started AFJ Consulting Group (“AFJ”) to assist nonprofit organizations with preparation for their financial statement audits. The original clients of AFJ flagged many other areas where help was needed: Regular reviews of the bookkeeping work; assistance with the preparation of the annual budget; assistance with reporting to funders; and much more. Clients needed a wrap-around service for their accounting department. In 2007, “Offsite Accounting Office” was launched and AFJ began providing a full-service outsourced accounting solution for nonprofit organizations.

In 2008, friend and colleague Anne Freiermuth, CPA joined AFJ and quickly overhauled the “Offsite Accounting Office” system into what is it today. AFJ’s top-notch staff, overseen by highly-trained and experienced CPAs, works with our clients to make sure every transaction is audit-proof and reported in a way that gives client management the information they need.

In 2011, Kevin Matthews, FCCA (United Kingdom CPA equivalent) joined AFJ as Principal, bringing over 15 years of experience, with the most recent 10 years spent as CFO of two large nonprofit organizations. Kevin brought additional knowledge and skills to AFJ, which enabled us to expand the services offered to clients, while still maintaining our impeccable client service and attention to detail.

In 2013, Adam, Anne and Kevin decided to join forces and form a new partnership called FMJ, LLP. FMJ was a new name, but the same great service and staff.

FMJ has provided dedicated services to the nonprofit community with bookkeeping, pre-audit preparation, budget preparation, drafting accounting manuals, financial statements preparation, special projects, and more. We pride ourselves on our commitment to unilaterally support nonprofits, allowing them to focus on their greater missions of making the world a better place.

 

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